Ma'an

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Ma'an
مدينة معان
City
A pre-1920 photograph of the train station in Ma'an. The Hejaz Railway is still operational today.
A pre-1920 photograph of the train station in Ma'an. The Hejaz Railway is still operational today.
Nickname(s): 
Capital of the Great Arab Revolt
Ma'an is located in Jordan
Ma'an
Ma'an
Location in Jordan
Coordinates: 30°11.6′N 35°44′E / 30.1933°N 35.733°E / 30.1933; 35.733
CountryJordan
GovernorateMa'an Governorate
Municipality established1898
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • MayorAkram Kreishan
Area
 • City7.5 km2 (2.9 sq mi)
 • Metro
100 km2 (40 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)[1]
 • City41,055
Time zoneGMT +2
 • Summer (DST)+3
Area code(s)+(962)3
Websitehttp://www.maan.gov.jo

Ma'an is a Jordanian city located in the southern part of the country on the western outskirts of the desert plateau extending from the Arabian Peninsula to the Levant desert.

It has a population of about 50 thousand and the area of the city is twenty square kilometers. Ma'an has a desert climate, where the temperature rises in summer to 35°C and drops to 15°C in winter. As for the winter rains, they are irregular, with a maximum of 60 mm. The city is affected in summer by southeast desert winds and winter by westerly winds which causes rain.

References[change | change source]

  1. "The General Census - 2015" (PDF). Department of Population Statistics.

Coordinates: 30°11.6′N 35°44′E / 30.1933°N 35.733°E / 30.1933; 35.733